Signs To Replace Your CPAP Equipment
- Loss of Performance. Daily wear and tear and oils from your skin can break down silicone, plastic and rubber making CPAP masks less efficient over time.
- Discoloration. If your CPAP equipment turns yellow or cloudy, it is time to replace them. Those are obvious signs of usage that cannot be washed away.
- Odour. If it smells, it must go! Even if you clean them regularly, CPAP parts can hide mould and mildew putting you at risk of breathing in bacteria and pathogens when you sleep.
- Irritated Skin. There are a number of reasons why you may break out in a rash or have irritated skin; sometimes your mask might be too tight. But a buildup of facial oils on your CPAP mask could cause irritation too.